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're on alert and headed out, and search-and- rescue teams is en route. molly henny bug looks at how america is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urb
is going to follow a weak america. >> reporter: japan's nuclear crisis took second stage. still concern about safety hasn't dissipated. >> we should just be humble in the face of mother nature. we should understand that it's very difficult for us to guarantee that a catastrophic meltdown cannot happen. >> reporter: fox news sunday pointed out that 23 nuclear reactors in the u.s. are the same design as the ones at the now doomed fukushima dai-ichi plant. energy secretary steven chu responded. >> there have been safety upgrades done. >> reporter: the world is watching both situations and hoping our leaders can come up with the right solutions. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> staying on japan, two people have been found alive under the rubble of their home and there's mixed news tonight about radiation concerns. japanese officials say two of the overheated reactors at the fukushima plant have now been safely cooled. that news comes as the nation's health ministry announced more produce was found that contains elevated levels of radiation, but they say it's not significant enough to cause
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